family photography

A photograph is the pause button of life



Full family photo shoots are fun, flexible and planned around what works for your family.  Choose your date and beautiful outdoor location.


These 30 minute shoots are ideal for updating the family album.  They take place seasonally and spaces are limited. Find out when my next set of mini sessions will take place.


Family photo shoots start from £99 and Collections of photos are bought separately afterwards starting from £399.  Mini shoots are an all-inclusive £200.


View some of my latest family photography work.  From toddlers to teens, I’ve photographed lots of Cambridge families over the past 7 years.

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Today's moments are tomorrow's memories






Cambridge family photographer
how it works

Family Photo Shoots

A family photo shoot with me will involve enjoying the beautiful outdoor spaces in and around Cambridge and Newmarket.  I’ve spent the last six years photographing toddlers to teens and know a wealth of gorgeous locations that all families can enjoy.  My family photo shoots are around 2 hours long, but very relaxed.  There is plenty of time to climb trees, enjoy the playground, grab a hot chocolate or even paddle in a stream – whatever your family likes to do!

Being in front of my camera is not about starchy poses and saying cheese with fake smiles.  I will give a little direction, for example placing you in an area of gorgeous light – but then its your turn to enjoy spending time with your nearest and dearest while I snap away and capture some beautiful memories you’ll treasure forever.


What will it cost?

This shoot fee is payable on booking and covers my time for the session itself.  It also includes planning the details of your shoot, advise and support with styling and clothing choices, and editing and preparing your photos for viewing.

Cambridge family photographer

Cambridge family photographer



Monday to Friday (excluding school holidays)

Cambridge family photographer



Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays and school holidays


Photo Collections

After your photo shoot, once you’ve seen all your final photographs, you will have the chance to choose from one of the following Photo Collections

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Your favourite 10 photos presented on a USB with matching 8×6 inch prints.

Cambridge family photographer

Cambridge family photographer



All the photos from your shoot presented on a USB with 10 prints of your choice up to A4 size.

Cambridge family photographer

Cambridge family photographer



All the photos from your shoot presented on a USB with your choice of a 3 or 4 frame wall collection. 

Cambridge family photographer

Cambridge family photographer



All the photos from your shoot presented on a USB with an 8 or 9 frame wall collection

Get in touch…

I’d love to work with you and your family, so if you’d like to enquire about potential dates or want to discuss your perfect photo shoot, please get in touch using the form below.

3 + 13 =

Cambridge family photographer
how it works

Seasonal Mini Shoots – £200

Throughout the year, I offer a small number of mini shoot days – typically a couple in Spring, Summer and the Autumn.  I will choose a weekend date and suitable outdoor location for sessions to take place.  Families that wish to book a mini shoot, can then choose which time slot they’d like on that day.   The shoot lasts around 30 minutes and includes 5 digital images with matching professional prints, as part of an all-inclusive price.  They are suitable if you need just a few new family photographs and are great to give as gifts.  

My next set of mini shoots will take place in Spring 2021.  If you’re interested in a priority booking opportunity once dates are released, please register your email address below.

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My next set of mini shoot days will take place in the early Spring in Cambridge and Newmarket.  To be added to the waitlist for these sessions, please add your email below.

I can’t wait to work with you!

Kind Words…

Don’t just take my word for it… here’s what some of my clients have to say.

Elaine - Newmarket

Elaine - Newmarket

Stunning! Beautiful! Brilliant! Hotly anticipated photos left us speechless. The beauty in Louisa’s photographs is astonishing – not only does she capture those ‘moments’ but her compositions, use of light and colour, perspective – all comes together to provide a set of images of our family that we will all cherish forever. An incredibly talented photographer, who effortlessly put us all at ease and made the entire shoot fun for everyone. We are delighted with the results and feel very lucky to have had such an enjoyable experience. Could not recommend more highly …. be prepared for the fact you’ll want to buy and print your entire collection!

Angela - Bury St Edmunds

Angela - Bury St Edmunds

Louisa is a lively and enthusiastic photographer who takes beautiful photographs.  Her settings are chosen with care and as a result her photographs are both artistic and interesting.  She works well with children informally and individually – also with larger family groups in more formal compositions. Well organised and a pleasure to work with, Louisa captured magic moments in our family photo shoot and we are thrilled with the results. I shall recommend her to all who ask me for a photographer.

Laura - Saffron Walden

Laura - Saffron Walden

Louisa is an exceptional photographer. It is not just the amazing images she captures, which totally reflect the characters of our family, but the manner in which she goes about a shoot – she is fabulous with little ones and has the whole family giggling and feeling stress free. I would highly recommend Louisa for a family photoshoot – at any stage of the year. We’ve done three sessions with her so far and she nails it every time!

Hannah - Cambridge

Hannah - Cambridge

An utterly stunning experience from start to finish! I have to confess to not being a fan of the camera, but instantly Louisa made the day fun, relaxed and we all forgot that we were being photographed!! Louisa was truly brilliant with the children……they had an absolute ball, both were hanging on her every word!!! Louisa’s eye for natural settings and her use of colours and scenes really is outstanding. It was a beautifully hard to choose from the collection we were sent, but going for a package of frames and the whole collection on a USB will allow us to always have each and every moment to hand! I can not recommend Louisa enough. Inspirational photographer, truly recommend.


What if it rains?

I only ever schedule one family photo shoot per day, so we’ll start by moving the time of your shoot to avoid the rain.  If the forecast looks set to pour down all day, we’ll move your shoot to the next mutually available date.

How do I book?

Just fill in your details on the form at the bottom of this page, and we can start planning your perfect family photo shoot!

How far in advance do I need to book?

My availability very much depends on the time of year – March to November being my busiest months.  During busy times, my weekend family photo shoot dates book around 2-3 months ahead and weekday shoots 3-4 weeks ahead.  I do sometimes have last minute slots, so please contact me and I will see if I can squeeze you in.

Do you photograph babies?

Yes!  Although, due to the style of my work, and the fact that my shoots take place outside, babies need to be able to sit independently.

I hate the camera! Will you tell me how to pose?

Most families I photograph feel camera-shy!  But the good news is that my focus will be firmly on the children and their interation with you.  If the children are happy and enjoying the session, then you’ll soon relax and find yourself enjoying it too!  I’ll direct you slightly into the right places and offer advise on the most flattering poses but mostly, I’ll let you interact with your children and capture the fun as it unfolds.  

Do you photograph large family groups?

Yes!  I love photographing big family groups.  Often, a family photo shoot is bought for a grandparent’s birthday or anniversary, which is a great way of sharing the cost of some beautiful new portraits for everyone.  I don’t charge any extra for large family groups.

Can i bring my dog?

Absolutely!  Pets are just as much part of the family as people and I love including them in family portraits.  I’ve photographed families with all sorts of pets – from dogs and cats to horses, guinea pigs and stoats!

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About me…

I’m a Cambridge family photographer and Mum of two fun-loving 12 and 9 year old kids.  We recently welcomed a new puppy to the family and he features heavily in my personal photos!  Travelling is something we all love as well as getting outdoors together as a family.

I’ve always photographed my family relentlesly – in fact they’re probably sick of it!  Each year I print a photo book of our adventures together.  Why leave your photos sitting on a computer when you can have prints ont he walls and a beautiful photo book to leaf through with your children!

My style of family photography is natural and relaxed.  A family photo shoot with me is all about having fun and capturing real smiles, giving you a beautiful collection of modern family portraits.  My aim is to provide a record of your family that brings a smile to your face when it’s hanging on your wall – something your whole family will treasure forever.

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Get in touch…

I’d love to work with you and your family, so if you’d like to enquire about potential dates or want to discuss your perfect photo shoot, please get in touch using the form below.

8 + 11 =


Louisa French Photography

Cambridge Photographer